Candidates will be considered without discrimination for any non-merit reason such as race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, physical or mental handicap or membership or non-membership in an employee organization.
APPLICATIONS ARE BEING ACCEPTED FROM THE GENERAL PUBLIC FOR THE FOLLOWING POSITION:
POSITION, TITLE, SERIES, and GRADE:
Insect Production Worker OPENING DATE: Immediately
(More than one position will be filled)
CLOSING DATE: March 15th or until filled.
PROMOTIONAL POTENTIAL: NONE Karli Giles
LOCATION OF POSITION: USDA APHIS PPQ
USDA, APHIS Phoenix, AZ, 85040
Plant Protection and Quarantine APHIS.PRF@gmail.com
Applications are being accepted from the general public for the following position:
Temporary, full time position as insect production worker. Employees will start work immediately and work for up to 6 months. The facility is a 24×7 operation, and work may include weekends on either 1st or 2nd shift.
QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants for this position must have a high school education. Secondary course work or experience in biological sciences is preferred, but is not required. A background check is required.
DUTIES: Duties may include: Disinfecting production equipment to ensure healthy production levels through the productive lifespan of the colony. Providing feed to insects, controlling temperature and humidity, and harvesting pupae or adults, recording collection data, and verifying that the data is correct and properly backed up in case of data loss from any given source. Separating insects into categories and controlling them to prevent escape or intermingling. Observing insect collections for obvious changes of life cycles, deaths, and general activity, and reporting observations to a supervisor. Maintaining approved disinfectants to clean and sanitize the floors, walls, and equipment of rearing rooms, and disinfecting them based on established protocols. Preparing disinfectant for cleaning and sanitation of equipment for rearing of various insect life stages. Determining when the insect rearing vessels should be changed, notifying the supervisor, or changing it in the absence of the supervisor. Operating high pressure steam washers to clean diet equipment, emergence boxes, and rearing racks. Moving insects in containers or on racks from one production room to another, according to procedure or as directed by a supervisor.
TO APPLY: Applicants must submit a resume, and a copy of school transcripts if applicable.
Email your completed resume to the contact office listed above. Be sure to include your e-mail address.
All males born after December 31, 1959, must be registered with the Selective Service Board.
Applicants selected for Federal positions will be required to complete a background information form before entering on duty.
U.S. CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED
THE ANIMAL & PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER